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Voith Hydro secures construction contract for 532MW Alto Maipo hydro power project in Chile

CTBR Staff Writer Published 16 November 2012

Germany-based Voith Hydro has secured a contract to construct the 532MW Alto Maipo hydro power project in Santiago, Chile.

Located in the metropolitan area of Santiago the project will feature two run-of-river plants - Alfalfal II and Las Lajas.

Scope of the contract includes the construction of power houses besides recognizing the complete electromechanical scope - turbine and generator, the engineering, manufacturing, erection and commissioning.

Voith Hydo will also provide project management services in partnership the client - AES Gener.

Commenting on the contract Voith Hydro CEO Dr. Roland Münch said, "Our long-term, international experience in the area of planning, manufacturing and the erection of hydropower plants, our excellent references in recent projects in Latin America and our solid market presence in Chile were key factors for winning this contract."

Chile currently has a target of generating a greater share of energy from renewable sources with 50% of it currently generated from hydropower.